5 Timeless Remodels For Aging Bathrooms

by | Jun 28, 2021

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The bathroom is one of the most common places for remodeling in the home. There are a number of reasons for this. The first is that it’s common for bathrooms to be neglected a bit because they’re hidden away behind doors. This is especially true for secondary bathrooms that guests don’t see very much. Another reason is that as a smaller, enclosed space, renovations in the bathroom can have a big impact while taking up less of your budget.

There are a number of ways to improve a bathroom, from painting to heated-floors. Many of these add luxury, while some just create a warm atmosphere. However, they all can make a big impression when it comes time to sell the home. When considering what remodels will work best for your space, it’s important to keep in mind that you want these upgrades to stand the test of time. With longevity and budget in mind, here are 5 of our best upgrades for old bathrooms.

Update Your Shower

A common feature in many older showers is the metal enclosure. The metal strip rims the edges of the material, whether glass or something else, where it meets the foundation of the shower structure. While once a feature to add for stability and water protection, nowadays, the metal enclosures make a shower area look outdated and flimsy. Many modern showers leave off the metal. Replacing your existing shower enclosure with a more modern look makes the space look more streamlined and clean.

 

Upgrade Your Mirrors

Another easy remodel you can make to help a bathroom look more modern and stylish is to replace your old mirrors with modern ones. Many modern sport LED lights built straight into the frame. These mirrors create a sleek, clean look for the bathroom of the kind you might expect to find in a nice hotel. This easy swap can add a luxury feel without too much expense or change to the structure of the room. The other great part is that many LED lights can now be expected to last for many years, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them.

 

The Best Color for Bathrooms

White has always been a popular color choice for bathrooms because it creates a clean and calm atmosphere. However, off-white and cream are becoming more common colors. This growth in popularity can be attributed to a couple of factors. Firstly, pure white can be kind of harsh, especially in a well-lit room. The second factor is that richer shades of white feel warmer and more welcoming. 

Add Style with the Tub

If you really want to give your bathroom a unique look, you may want to consider installing a new tub. Freestanding tubs are actually the original tub and can help a bath feel more spacious. Adding a freestanding tub will also give you a lot more room to be creative as there are a number of different styles to consider, from clawfoot tubs on legs to slim japanese tubs.

 

Add a Wetroom

If you aren’t familiar with wetrooms, they aren’t as exotic as they sound. They’re simply a tub placed inside a larger shower enclosure. They’re growing in popularity because they create a spa effect with more utility, allowing you to rinse off after a bath or create a sauna-like environment with the steam.

If you’re looking for an experienced New Jersey bathroom remodel, look no further than Interior Excellence LLC. Our owner and team leader Myles Albert will personally walk you through all of your renovation options so you can choose the project that brings the most value and useability to your home. Call us at (908) 218-0200 today to get a free estimate on your project. It’s never too late to start exploring new possibilities for your home.